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. this happened on the very day that the vice president met with the n.r.a. the vice president has been tasked with coming up withga recommendations for curbing gun violence, and major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> scott, there were no illusions on either side about what would come from the vices president's meeting with the national rifle association and other gun rights' groups.re but for pure political andso public relations reasons neither side could ignore the other. they didn't, and deep differences remain. the meeting lasted more than 90 minutes. afterward, we spoke with n.r.a. president david keene, who did not attend the session with biden. he described the conversation asescr "one-sided." >> we were disappointed, in a sense, because prior to the meeting, they made a number of statements from the white house that they haven't made up their mind. but at the meeting, the vice president made it clear that, in terms of firearms, they have made up their mind. >> reporter: keene said the n.r.a. will take its lobbying might and growing membership list to congress
president buyten meats with sportsman and later today with the nra but he said the president could make these change bice executive order, although it's really not that much he can do. but he did give hope yesterday to supporters that change is coming. >> we're here today to deal with a immediate action urgent action. >> the vice president was determined saying administration will act to reduce gun violence and point together new tragedy as a game-changer. >> it is awakened by violence in the country. >> we just came out of what we thought was a very productive and actually inspiring meeting. >> reporter: after the meeting gun supporters spoke for high expectations from the white house. >> they are looking at all of the well intended solutions that are out there and what opportunity do we have to save the most possible lives. >> reporter: the president wants to ban all highassault weapons. >> i think the easiest thing to get the military style weapons off the streets if assault weapons were not legal i believe there would be little boise and girls alive in new
at the centers for disease control. in 1996, the nra successfully lobbied congress to put this restriction into the cdc's budget: "none of the funds made available may be used to advocate or promote gun control." >> these were shots fired across the bow, and they terrorized the people at cdc. they terrorized researchers who said, "whoa! this is scary. i don't want my funding jeopardized." >> reporter: the nra was infuriated with a 1993 study sponsored by the cdc that concluded having a gun at home offered little protection but increased almost three-fold the risk of one family member shooting another. cdc funding into gun violence research has been plummeted 96% since 1996 to just $100,000 of last year's $5.6 billion cdc budget. is gun violence a legitimate public health issue? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: bob barr, a former georgia congressman, sits on the board of the nra. >> the issue of firearm violence is handled and ought to be handled as a law enforcement matter. we don't need the government involved in this. it is all about the big "c"-- "control." >> reporter: scott, the next s
-down with the nra on thursday. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. white house officials did not expect they would win over the representatives yesterday but the powerful lobbying group left that meeting determined to stand in the way of any new gun control measures. the meeting lasted more than an hour and a half, and afterward the nra released a statement saying it was disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had do with an agenda to attack the second amendment. nra president david keene was not in the meeting but called the proceeding one-sided. >> prior to the meeting they made a number of statements from the white house that they hadn't made up their mind, but after the meeting the vice president made it clear in terms of firearms they had made up their minds. >> reporter: the nra fought every item on the agenda and proposed to oppose every one. at a separate meeting with hunting and wild lyre groups the vice president said there is still room to find commo
anything about the nra or will your efforts simply to be resist resist resist? >> well we're very interested in answering the question of how do we make schools safer for our children. as you know from the very beginning after this happened we've argued that we need two things, one, we need to get at the root of the problem, which is the broken and devastatingly broken mental health care system we have in this country because most of these people all of them in fact are people with severe mental problems. secondly we need to provide security, because we can never predict how one of these people is going to act. most of the proposals that have to do with firearms are simply feel-good proposals that have been tried in the past and won't work or won't have any real impact. the real question that needs to be addressed is not what do we do about guns it's what do we do to make our children safe. >> david, we have a new cbs news/"new york times" poll out this morning that shows 85% of nra households support background checks on all gun buyers. are you out of tou
president biden has devoted this week to hearing from all sides, including the nra, tomorrow. >> we're here today to do -- urgent action, and the president and i are determined to take action. >> reporter: he met today with victims of gun violence and gun- control advocates and said the political climate will never be the same after the newtown massacre. >> of all the tragic events we've endured, i don't think anything touches the heart of the american people so profoundly as those young children being riddled with bullets. >> reporter: the white house is also looking at ways to encourage gun owners to use and store their firearms more safely. it is reviewing the effectiveness of gun buyback programs. biden said the president might also sidestep congress and use executive orders to advance his agenda. senior administrative officials offered no specifics but acknowledged there's very little the president can do on gun control without congress's consent. the nra is likely to remind the vice president of that in their meeting on thursday. >>> a cr
, because of the power of the n.r.a., because of the strong national tradition in support of gun rights, scott. she believes the president and vice president will be fighting this legislative battle uphill. >> pelley: thank you, wyatt. the national rifle association says that laws restricting gun ownership are not the answer. the n.r.a. has proposed putting armed guards in schools.ls on thursday, vice president biden will meet with the n.r.a. biden has been asked by president obama to come up with new ideas to reduce gun violence. what happens when a president has to miss his own swearing-in ceremony? new problems have grounded two of boeing's new dream liner jets. and the search for a missing masterpiece comes to an end when the cbs evening news continues. continues.ut then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete. hey america, even though they don't need one wes, clay, and demarcus tried on the dep
from all sides, including the n.r.a. tomorrow. >> we're here today to deal with a problem that requires immediate action, urgent action, and the president and i are determined to take action. >> reporter: he met today with victims of gun violence and gun control advocates and said the political climate will never be the same after the newtown massacre. >> i've been doing this a long time. of all the tragic events we've endured, i don't think anything has touched the heart of the american people so profoundly as seeing those young children not only being shot but riddled with bullets. >> reporter: the white house is also looking at ways to encourage gun owners to use and store their firearms more safely. it is reviewing the effectiveness of gun buyback programs, seeing if a federal buyback program might actually work. biden also said the president might side-step congress and seek to advance his agenda through executive order. senior officials offered no details, but, scott, they acknowledge there's very little the president can do to advance gun control without the consent of congress.
more important than yours? >> in a move to rally gun rights supporters, the nra released this online video that calls out the president for allowing armed secret service agents to protect his daughters at school but pushing back against the nra's call for armed security at all schools. the white house called the ad, quote, repugnant and cowardly. >>> for more on the president's gun control proposals including how bay area lawmakers are reacting to the plan, go to our website, cbssf.com. >>> new at 5:00 two men are in custody another two on the run after trying to rob a jewelry store in menlo park. police say the attempted robbery happened just after noon at plaza jewelers on middlefield road. the men took off in a white car as police arrived. during the chase, the suspects ended up clipping another vehicle before crashing into a power pole. >>> a week ago the 787 dreamliner promised to launch san jose airport into the lucrative international market. tonight, it turned into a nightmare. within the last few hours, the faa has grounded all dreamliners
estroyed. the nra will have a chance to weigh in on capitol hill this week. >> they will hold a hearing on wednesday. the first one since the president unveiled his gun proposal. >> both sides of the gun control debate. >> thousands called for tougher control across the nation. in washington d.c., people c arried signs with the names and pictures of gun violence v ictims. >> it's time to take assault weapons off of our streets. too many people are dying. >> reporter: they want a ban on high-capacity magazines and backgrounds for all gun p urchases. the shooting at sandy hook elementary prompted the rally. >> if it can happen in newtown, it is happen in any city, in any state until they make these federal laws. >> reporter: they walked in honor of the 7-year-old, one of the 20 first graders killed in the massacre. a group joined the march on washington to demand safer communities. >> that means getting rid of the guns. >> the police departments are helping. saturday hundreds of people from the west coast to the east coast passed the event. the prog
president's panel, but today the n.r.a. described its opposition to this new plan as the "fight of the century." bill plante sat down today with the president of the n.r.a., david keene. >> reporter: you're against the ban on these so-called assault weapons because you don't believe that they're used in that many crimes. >> well, they're not. they're not used in very many crimes, and all the statistics show that. anybody who dies from any reason at the hands of a criminal or somebody who is insane-- or in an accident, for that matter-- is a tragedy. nobody is saying it isn't. but what i am saying is, banning these firearms is not going to accomplish very much. >> reporter: what about the ammunition magazines? the white house proposes limiting ammunition magazines to no more than ten rounds. >> you know, that sounds good. they did it last time they had an assault weapons ban. and, you know, in fact, there have been studies of how many cartridges are used in the average violent crime, and it's about three. >> reporter: what the white house is suggesting is that if the high-capacit
at one point during that. you're a proud member of the nra but you're saying after the shooting in connecticut we need to do some stuff. >> first of my life did i ever think i would ever see children let's say babies and kindergarten get slaughtered. that has changed the dialogue and it should change it. how have we gotten to a culture of mass violence. whether if you're just going to say it's all about guns and we need gun changes and bans, then you're wrong. if you think it's all about -- >> schieffer: what do you need. >> we need a comprehensive approach. john and i are basically going to be spear headed and leading as far as cosponsoring a bill which is basically commission on mass violence, which i'm hoping the vice president would incorporate in his recommendations. you've got to have people with the expertise, people that understand mental illness. how do people get their hands on this weapon that has this. >> schieffer: let me ask you this senator. could you envision a ban on assault weapons and some of these larges magazines if that's part of it. >> if that's part of
centrists who are members of the n.r.a.-- and there are in fact lots of them-- they don't want to be called "the gun lobby." >> what's your take on that? >> i think there's also a non-washington piece to this. obviously, relations with congress on one side of the aisle are pretty poisoned right now. but also out in the i didn't the american people don't want to see this divisiveness. they want to see the president say i won the election, and now here's where we're going but we're going together. i recognize that we have differences that may be even deep, but first and foremost, we're americans. if you take something like immigration, for instance, i think this is something that could actually unite us again as a country because americans know that's who we are as a people. we're a country of immigrants. we've really benefitted tremendously from being able to tap human potential from all over the world. but you can't do it from the point of view of "i'm going to put this down and then you take it or leave it" because there are some deep divisive-- divisive issues within the immigration debat
hook tragedy, is that really a good idea? cbs 5 reporter don ford on what the nra says is its true aim. >> reporter: many first person shooter games promote mass slaughter of people and mass destruction. now the national rifle association is taking aim with its own version of a videogame called practice range. public relations strategist rachel kay says this is a big step for the nra. >> in the past, they have pointed fingers at videogames. they have pointed fingers at hollywood for contributing to the recent violence. and, you know, with this app they kind of run the risk of sending conflicting messages. >> reporter: nobody gets shot and there's no blood in the nra game. it features three common target ranges. each separated by firearms safety tips. >> it seems to me more of a learning tool than a videogame. >> reporter: this nra certified firearms instructor isn't impressed. >> i think it would be really, really tough to link this to inciting violence. this is almost cartoonish technology looks like something early atari videogame. certainly
. >>> vice president biden who is heading up president obama's course on gun violence met with the nra. >> the national rifle association calling that meeting "disappointing. >> we are not going to agree on the gun questions. >>> it's like can't be real. >> another school shooting in taft california. 16-year-old student shot and wounded a classmate. >> police say hero teachers stopped a teenager from surhooting more shots. >> i wasn't surprised he had a hit list last year. >>> travel conditions in the midwest will be dangerous if not impossible because of snow. >>> kate middleton attended the unveiling of the first official portrait as the duchess of cambridge. it looks all right to us. >>> a nearly ten-foot-long python flew from australia to new guinea not inside but riding on the wings. >>> yeah! >> despite being snubbed at the oscar nominations ben affleck took home best directors of the critics choice awards. >> i would like to thank the academy. >> jack assures me is he going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency. >> rep
fight. and the president of the nra is calling these white house meetings disingenuous. >> we realize this requires all the stakeholders to give us their best ideas. >> i think they are going to do everything they can to strip americans of their right to keep and bear arms. >> president obama will likely reveal new ideas to reduce gun violence next week. among them, may include a ban on assault weapons and a national gun database. >>> looks like california's budget nightmare may finally be over for a while. we have gone from a $25 billion deficit to a slight surplus. governor brown rolled out his spending proposal today. it includes a general fund of $97.7 billion. it features an increase in spending for education, transportation, even a rainy day fund. cbs 5 reporter grace lee joins us from the newsroom and explains how the proposal represents the beginning of this new era, we hope. grace. >>> reporter: we have been talking about the bad times for so long it really is a new era. this is a governor who repeatedly has talked about fiscal dis
and how the nra brought mr. obama's daughters into the debate. >> developing news out of algeria. americans held hostage after a terrorist attack on an oil facility. >> just saw a big ball of flame and smoke. >> what caused this fiery scene in the middle of the street during rush hour. and through monday get 3 years interest-free financing on selected models. don't miss sleep train's year end clearance sale. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ now at 6:30.. the president now at 6:30.. the president lays out an ambitious agenda to >>> i'm calling on congress to pass specific proposals right away. >> now at 6:30, the president lays out an ambitious agenda to address gun violence in america. he promises he won't back down from a fight. he is urging congress to put politics aside and act now. cbs 5 reporter grace lee tells us he is also using the power of his office to take steps on his own. >> reporter: that's right. the president has signed 23 executive directives and he put into policy everything from researching the impacts of gun violenc
after biden hosted the nra at the white house to talk about gun control. nra left that meeting staying will not allowing law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals in women. >>> a new gun buy-back program is set for tuesday in marin county. authorities will have a no questions asked policy for weapons that are surrendered there. the county will pay $200 for semi-automatic handguns or semi- automatic long guns. authorities selected the date to coincide with the birthday of dr. martin luther king, jr., who was fatally shot in 1968. >>> the colorado movie theater shooting suspect faces arraignment today. a judge ruled there is enough evidence for james holmes to go on trial on all 166 counts against him but his lawyers aren't ready to enter a plea yet for their client. homes is accused of killing -- holmes is accused of killing 12 and injuring 70 last summer. >>> a southern california woman pled not guilty to poisoning her boyfriend's daughter with chili pout. -- chili powder. she was alleged to have forced the girl to eat the
that would match what the nra raised in november. >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you so much. >>> a just released report finds possession of firearms is part of the reason why u.s. suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation. 6 per 100,000 residents. none of the other 16 countries included even came close to that. finland, for example, has about two violent deaths per 100,000 people. >>> in washington the president's cabinet for a second term is taking shape. today mr. obama is expected to nominate his chief of staff jack lew to be the secretary of treasury. lieu was the director of the office of management and budget during the clinton administration. back then he helped negotiate a balanced budget deal with congress. if confirmed lew will replace timothy geithner. and labor secretary hilda solis announced she is resigning. she's expected to return to california. she's running for board on the county board of supervisors. three are staying on. eric holder, kathleen sebelius and eric shinseki are staying on. >>> this year's deadly flu
weapons. >> newtown fundamentally changed things. >> reporter: but the nra says law-abiding citizens need the same technology the criminals have. >> that means we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi- automatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: and it may be tough to win over some of the public, as well. on wednesday, sheriffs in missouri, california and texas announced they would not enforce new gun control laws such as an assault weapons ban. >> if there are laws passed that i feel and can prove that are unconstitutional, we will not enforce those rules and i think i have the powers to do that. >> reporter: president obama is sending vice president biden on the road to gather public support. >> we are going to take it to the american people. >> reporter: the vice president's road trip begins tomorrow with a rally in virgini
but the app creator says it's a tool to teach gun safety. a former nra firearms instructor agrees. >> seems to be more of a learning tool than a videogame. there's instruction along with the play so it doesn't strike me as the typical first person shooter that is, you know, going to tear up the village. >> the nra says the game is nonviolent and focuses on skills and safety tips. >>> facebook is launching a new search engine for the local network called graph search to search anything your facebook friends have shared including photos, posts or interests. ceo mark zuckerberg says it's privacy protected meaning users can only search for content that's been shared. >>> a promise to our veterans. the pledge walmart is making to those who served and the limitations that come with the promise. >> shot finder. the newest way to find vaccines as flu fears rise. >>> good evening, meteorologist paul deanno in the mobile weather lab. i'll have your forecast and find out why the weather around the bay area is the perfect place for a vehicle like this. you
. he urged gun owners to pressure the nra and their lawmakers to support new gun laws. jane weaver represents the second amendment sisters. she says new laws are a knee-jerk reaction. >> let's pass a regulation and then everybody feels better. >> reporter: the nra says it will fight most of the president's proposal, but there is common ground when it comes to expanding background checks. >> background checks at the gun shows. that, as i say, was something we discussed with the atf years ago and we said we didn't have a problem with that. >> reporter: several republican lawmakers released statements saying they will oppose any new gun laws. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> following days of soaking rain this morning the southeast is now in store for snow. winter storm warnings and watches are posted from the gulf coast to the mid-atlantic. heavy snow is forecasted from north georgia to washington, d.c., which could get up to 6 inches. up to 2 inches is forecasted for alabama and mississippi. there's been widespread flooding in west virginia a
have wayne lapierre head of the nra, gabby gifford's husband strong gun control advocate and then this 18-member panel, some of the strongest senators we've got, all talking about one of the most divisive issues we face. emotions could run high today when the husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will join wayne lapierre to testify on gun control. pa trach lay hee called the hearing in response to the newton shooting where 20 children and six adults were killed. but lapierre says he doesn't believe the shooting should lead to new gun control laws. he plans to tell the committee law-abiding gun owners will not accept the blame of criminals. we could see fire here on capitol hill when senator dianne feinstein gets her turn to question lapierre at today's hearing. feinstein has been an outspoken critic of the nra. tuesday she told reporters they have fought virtually every kind of regulation. the time has come to change course and the time has come to make people safe. lapierre says congress shouldn't pass any new laws until the government s
. >> reporter: the white house had no reaction to this nra accusation. and the coming gun control fight the white house expects very intense resistance on capitol hill to a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban and limiting the weapon magazines and the president will fight both but nd the biggest on fight is putting nk y gun sales under backglownd checks.ates >>> the leading "time" magazine cover shows michael bloomberg, vice president joe biden and former congressman gabrielle giffords who survived a shooting two years ago. for more on the politics john for more dickerson joins us now, john good mor good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start first with this new nra ad which criticizes the president as an elite ihypocrite crit and brings the president's daughters into the fight.the fight. is this getting personal? >> well it's already been pretty personal, but, yes, this is -- this is a very incendiary i message to the nra members and also, though, it's trying to expand charges against the president. in other words, this video that the the nra's put out makes a
's opposed by the nra. >> newtown fundamentally changed things and the nra doesn't get it. >> we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearms technology! >> meanwhile, vice president joe biden goes to virginia tomorrow to hold a rally to promote gun control. >>> a defiant message today from north korea. the country's top military body says it plans to carry out what it calls a high level nuclear test. a news reader said the test will target the united states. north korea is rejecting a u.n. security council resolution that passed two days ago. that resolution called a long- range rocket launch last month [ indiscernible ] expanded sanctions >>> or capitol hill there was crying and yelling as secretary of state hillary clinton testified about the terror attacks in libya last september but it was a question from a republican senator about allegedly misleading the public that really set her off. >> with all due respect, the fact is, we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or because of guys out fo
's what we have to do. i understand the reasoning behind it. >> despite the suggestions from the nra, many here say having the guns on campus even for protection would have a negative impact on children. >> i think armed guards on campus is a bad idea. i don't want my children to live in fear. when they see that, they'll be more fearful. >> we want them to grow up to be adults that don't carry fire arms. >> for now they'll concentrate on keeping their eyes open and the doors locked. >> it's a great first step. it's a no brainer. >> cbs 5. >>> the u.s. supreme court has set a date for oral arguments on prop 8. march 26 with a decision expected in june. the issue is whether it was constitutional for california voters to ban same sex marriage. the next day they'll hear the federal defense of the marriage act. >>> police are releasing information about last month's officer shooting that claimed the life of a 12-year-old man in walnut creek. the chief of police says that anthony tried too use a 10-inch knife against officers december 27th. the office
that video games contribute to a culture of violence, even from the head of of the nra, wayne lapierre. >> and they play murder, portray murder as a way of life. and then they all have the nerve to call it "entertainment." >> reporter: the video game industry rebuffed a government crack down 20 years ago by creating ratings, similar to those for movies. violent games are rated m which the industry considers suitable for ages 17 and up. critics say that's not enough. they want the government to order that violent games carry warnings like those on cigarettes. >> the game industry has a responsibility to make sure they're marketing these games for adults. ryan smith is a journalist whose specialty is video games. he says violent games must be rebranded to make it clear they are not for young people. >> maybe with that, like separation, that parents would be more aware of maybe i shouldn't be buying this for my kids. >> reporter: "cbs news" saw a comment from this story from the video game industry but a spokesman did not respond. the industry has cited the supreme court decision of
, it is a tragedy. no one is saying it isn't. but banning these firearms is not going to accomplish much. >> nra described its opposition to the president's plan as quote the fight of the century but the gun lobby says it is open to the idea of expanding background checks. >>> in an exclusive cbs 5 survey poll, more than two thirds of the people in the bay area say they support a ban. >>> you think your area code is safe? people in the bay area who may be forced to give theirs up whether they like it or not. >> all dream liners grounded because of a problem, we are used to seeing in laptops. >>> how a woman wound up stuck between two buildings, and what it took to get her out. >>> in december, santa rosa has more than 11 inches of rainfall. now, this month, they are at 11% of normal rainfall. how long will that change stick around. your weekend forecast coming up so if you have a flat tire dead battery need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where
, the nra sent out a statement about a half hour ago on the website, saying attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy. gun sales have skyrocketed nationwide since this discussion began. in fact, a show at the cow palace this weekend had record- breaking attendance. in the newsroom, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> anne, thank you. >>> we have some developing news out of algeria right now, where an al-qaeda-linked militant group is holding dozens hostage and they claim to have seven americans as well. the so-called masked brigade attacked a natural gas facility in amenas, near the algeria border. two people were killed in the attack. secretary of state hillary clinton is talking to algeria's prime minister about the situation. the attack is reportedly revenge for algeria's support of france's operation in northern mali. algeria allowed french jets to use its air space in
and tornadoes hit the southwest and they're headed for the east coast. >>> a face-off between the nra and gabby giffords. details on today's showdown on capitol hill. >>> the u.s. economy shrinks for the first time in more than three years and not again, baseball's alex rodriguez denies new doping allegations. >>> but we begin with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> this front is going to bring a severe weather potential from the florida panhandle right through the atlanta area. >> severe storms rip through the south. >> a tornado tore through mississippi, two other twisters touched down in arkansas and missouri, large parts of the country are bracing for more. >>> today the senate will hold its first hearing on gun violence since the shoot newtown, connecticut. >> the nra is expected to tell lawmakers that assault weapons ban and background checks are not seriou
the national rifle association at the white house to talk about gun control. nra left that meeting, however, saying it will not allow law- abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals. >>> a 16-year-old reptile found guarding an east bay marijuana stash has died. mr. teeth, a 5-foot-long dwarf caiman" looks like an alligator. it arrived at the oakland zoo after the pot bus wednesday. he died overnight. the owner faces animal cruelty charges. officers arrested him on marijuana possession charges. >>> the man accused of abducting his children and taking them on a stolen yacht will be back in court in a few hours. this authorities say last september he kidnapped two children from their mother and took them out to sea. the coast guard found them off the coast of monterey three days later. >>> and if you would like to meet the stars from the oakland as, here's your chance. fanfest tickets go on sale to the general public starting today at 10 a.m. tickets are 10 bucks and only offered online. children under 6 can go for free. fanfest will be held
his recommendation on how to curb gun violence. meanwhile, the head of the nra david king offered his own idea on how to stop gun violence. here's what he said on cnn's "state of the union." >> one of the things that we have pushed for, for a number of years is including those who have been adjudicated to be mental incompetent and potentially dangerous on the list of those people who are prohibited from buying firearms. that has not been done. >> he believes republican lawmakers will not support an outright ban on assault weapons. on cbs' "face the nation," senator john mccain said he would not support such legislation. >>> residents of newtown, connecticut are debating the future of sandy hook elementary school. reopen it or tear it down? the site of last month's mass shooting killed 20 children and six adults. it's still a crime scene. sandy hook students and teachers are holding classes at school in a neighboring town. yesterday newtown residents packed the high school auditorium to discuss what to do with the school now. >> i don't think i
to the national rifle association. the nra said it will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals. >>> colorado movie theater shooting suspect facing arraignment today. a judge ruled there is enough evidence for james holmes to go on trial on all 166 counts against him. however, his lawyer says they are not ready to enter a plea yet for their client. holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in the shooting last summer. >>> bay area headlines now. in san jose, school officials are trying to figure out how and why three suspected gang members walked on campus and started beating up one of the students. it happened wednesday at pioneer high. a school staff member eventually broke the fight up by using pepper spray. the student was not badly hurt. >>> san francisco man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire has pleaded not guilty. 22-year-old dexter oliver faces 11 felony charges including attempted murder, torture and mayhem. according to the prosecutors, oliver got in a fight with his girlfriend o
. >>> meanwhile, the head of the nra says it's unlikely congress will pass a new ban on assault weapons. david keene talked about gun control on cnn. he says other things can be done with regard to gun sales. a ban on assault weapons is not the answer. >> one of the things that we have pushed for, for a number of years is including those who have been adjudicated to be mentally incompetent and potentially dangerous on the list of people prohibited from buying firearms. that has not been done. >> vice president joe biden's proposals to curb gun violence could be sent to president obama as early as tomorrow. biden's recommendations will include universal background chicks for gun buyers and new limits on the capacity of magazines. and this is live look at john hopkins right now in baltimore, maryland. this is where michael bloomberg is expected to speak at a gun seminar. it's a gun control summit. maybe we'll check in later to see what he has to say. >>> residents of newtown, connecticut are debating the future of sandy hook elementary school. >> the big ques
congress reconvenes next week. biden also plans to meet with the nra. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords launched a political action committee to pursue gun control legislation. >>> former new mexico governor bill richardson says his delegation is pressing north korea to adhere to a moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests. the group is also calling for the country to allow more cell phones and open internet for citizens and they have asked for fair and humane treatment for an american citizen held in north korea. >>> tennessee senator bob corker says he expects secretary of state hillary clinton to testify january 22nd regarding last september's attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. secretary clinton had been scheduled to testify earlier but that of course postponed because of health problems. >>> u.s. troops are scheduled to pull out of afghanistan in december of 2014. but the number of troops to remain to help the country stay safe is still under debate. there's the possibility that the united states will pull out all troops next y
intends to lay out his plans for curbing gun violence later on this week. the nra is promising strong resistance to any new regulations. >>> and parents of the sandy hook victims are vowing to do what they can to prevent future tragedies. together with the newtown community they launched a nonprofit called "sandy hook promise." it will be part charity and part think tank aimed at finding ways to stop gun violence in schools. >>> used to be the most schoolkids had to deal with was the occasional fire drill. now san francisco's schools are adding another, active shooter drills. the san francisco police department is also gearing up for the possibility of a school gunman by getting digital maps of all campus buildings. the police say the floor plans will help them in the chaotic early moments of a school shooting. >> make it available online on a secure website to law enforcement personnel responding in the event of an emergency so that, you know, we can get there -- once we get there, we will know immediately, you know, what the floor plans look l
: the president faces opposition from the nra and lawmakers on capitol hill. even top democrats do not believe an assault weapons ban can pass through congress. the president says if congress cannot pass federal legislation he may use an executive order. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: parents of the children killed in newtown, connecticut talked to reporters for the first time on monday. they are forming an organization called "sandy hook promise" aimed at preventing another tragedy. >> i do not want to be someone sharing my experience and consoling another parent next time. i do not want there to be annex time. >> reporter: the group did not address gun control directly but says it's looking for commonsense solutions to prevent gun violence. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> there is a possibility the president's plan will include federal funds for schools that want to hire armed guards. >>> marin county is having a gun buy-back event at several l
an assaults weapons ban can pass the congress? >> no. >> do you think it should? >> no. >> the nra is pushing for laws that would restrict the mentally ill from owning guns. now, some in congress, including new york senator chuck schumer, want retailers like walmart which sells guns to take action ahead of congress to stop selling those assault weapons. terrell. >> susan mcginnis in washington. susan, good to see you. thank you so much. >>> the hollywood foreign press association awarded the golden globes to the year's best in television. it's a clue of what's to come on oscar night. "les miserables" won and jessica chastain won best actress in a drama for her role in "zero dark thirty." but it was jodie foster's acceptance award for lifetime achievement award that has tinseltown buzzing. john blackstone has more. >> reporter: one of hollywood's most glamorous nights also had plenty of laughs. >> kathryn bigelow nominated tonight. i haven't really been following the controversy over "zero dark thirty," but when it comes to torture, i trust the lady who spent t
with advocates of gun ownership including nra. it's been nearly a month since the sandy hook elementary shooting and in that time the gun control debate in this country has been stirred up. susan mcginnis starts us off in washington with more. susan, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. the aim of the vice president's task force is to build consensus on curbing gun violence, but it seems that advocates on both sides of the issue are digging in. in tucson, arizona, residents rang bells to mark the second anniversary of the shooting spree that killed six people and also wounded former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. but nearby the nation's gun control debate played out in public. a city councilman who supports stricter gun laws offered gift cards in exchange for guns. >> whether it's working or not, bring it in and we'll properly dispose of it. >> meanwhile in a nearby parking lot, it was transformed into a marketplace for firearms. >> anyone here with anything decent that shoots is going to get good fair offers and cash in hand. >> the competing gun
on capitol hill. >> we owe it to our constituents and our country to try. >> reporter: the nra calls the feinstein bill a wrong headed approach and says gun bans don't work. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> while introducing her bill, senator feinstein got personal. she talked about the day george moscone and harvey milk were assassinated at san francisco city hall. >>> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body and put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> feinstein's bill would ban more than 150 assault style firearms and high capacity magazines but she concedes that it has little chance of making it through congress. >>> we have some live pictures right now. this is tahrir square in egypt. it's a protest anniversary. as you may recall a year ago today a number of people -- hundreds of thousands of students and people in egypt -- was it two years ago, pardon me --
constituents and our country to try. >> the nra calls the feinstein bill a wrongheaded approach and said gun bans don't work. now, the original passage of the assault weapons ban in 1994 is blamed for costing the democrats both control of the house and the senate because they supported it. so you can see, anne-marie, just how tough this battle is going to be. >> indeed. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you. >>> well, in senator feinstein's home state one los angeles area school district has decided to fight fire with fire. its armed police officers who guard schools with semiautomatic weapons. law enforcement officials there believe that is the only way to prevent a massacre. bill whitaker has our report. >> it's heartbreaking that we have to resort to this level of preparedness. >> reporter: the fontana school district chief of police is billy green. his 14 officers protect 42,000 students. last october green spent $14,000 to buy each officer a semiautomatic rifle. fontana is one of the first school districts to publicly acknowledge having such weapons on campus. by
speaker john boehner is showing no sign of urgency to act on it. the nra was quick to announce its opposition to any weapons ban. >> anybody who dies from any reason at the hands of a criminal or somebody who is insane or in an accident for that matter is a tragedy. nobody's saying it isn't. but what i am saying is that banning these firearms is not going to accomplish very much. >> gun owners advocates say they are open to the idea of expanding background checks. >>> in a bay area poll conducted by surveyusa 71% of respondents support an assault weapons ban and 76% capacity limits. >>> president obama is creating eight new positions for his upcoming inauguration. citizen cochairs meant to highlight his first term accomplishments. they will take part in the inaugural parade and attend because. one is a woman with a brain tumor no longer denied healthcare for a pre-existing condition and and auto worker who got her job back after of general motors bailout. >>> 4:36. the weekend is approaching and we are are in a big warmup. >> i'm liking it. >>
it should? >> no. >> reporter: the nra is pushing for laws that would restrict the mentally ill from owning guns. susan mcginnis, cbs 5, washington. >> democratic senator charles schumer from new york is urging major gun retailers including walmart and sports authority to suspend sales of assault style weapons. >>> people in newtown, connecticut are facing a difficult decision. what to do with a school that was the scene of a massacre. residents passed the high school aud -- packed the high school auditorium yesterday to discuss the future of sandy hook elementary school where 26 people were killed. >> the school is broken and we are going to fix it, my 2-year- old things. my own opinion is i don't want to see the land and the building stay empty and broken. i want to do something with it. >> some residents say they would report turning it into a memorial park. so far there's no firm decision. >>> following the sandy hook incident san francisco public schools are preparing safety drills for students and teachers. district officials are working wi
are not going to be deterred by the ban. >> reporter: the president is facing opposition from the nra and many lawmakers on capitol hill. even top democrats do not believe an assault weapons ban can pass through congress. the president says if congress cannot pass federal legislation, he may go it alone and use an executive order. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: parents of the children killed in newtown, connecticut, talked to reporters for the first time on monday. they're forming an organization called sandy hook promise aimed at preventing another tragedy. >> i do not want to be someone sharing my experience and consoling another parent next time. i do not want there to be a next time. >> reporter: the group did not address gun control directly but said it's looking for common sense solutions to prevent gun violence. now the president's plan could also include federal dollars for schools that want to hire armed guards. terrell? >> susan mcginnis in washington on a tues
's been supported by the national rifle association. the nra told us it is opposed to any registry of law-abiding gun owners. so workers here are left with an antiquated system to trace 350,000 guns a year, require them to review by hand tons of paper records and 500 million entries on microfilm. they say it's the law enforcement equivalent of the horse and buggy. the investigators spend much of their time on the phones. >> we actually have to contact the chain -- all the dealers in the chain of distribution. >> reporter: more than a third of the traces involve a gun store that's gone out of business. those records are sent to the tracing center which receives more than a thousand boxes a month. many of the records are barely legible. >> so, for example, these are records that we received as a result of hurricane katrina. we had to dry these out in the parking lot. >> reporter: you dried these out in the parking lot. >> yes, sir, we did. >> reporter: despite the burdensome process, gun traces that are marked urgent are usually completed within 24 hours, but re
. i expect everyone else, too. >> reporter: the nra executive violent wayne lapierre is representing gun owners at the hearing. >> background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> reporter: while gun control is getting new attention here on capitol hill, getting laws passed is an uphill battle. republicans and democrats are strong gun rights supporters. >> the 1994 assault weapons ban did not stop columbine. the justice department found the ban ineffective. >> reporter: dianne feinstein introduced an assault weapons ban. charles schumer is behind the bill but is not optimistic it will pass. >> you cannot have month after month after month these shootings. >> reporter: hundreds of people packed the room for today's hearing. on capitol hill, danielle nottingham, cbs 5. >>> got a little company now. it's time for weather and boy, what a great week we have had. >> and good company i would say. >> i wouldn't go that far. [ laughter ] >> okay. at least you have somebody to sit with you. folks,
is transferred. >> schieffer: do you think the n.r.a. is now or less powerful than 20 years ago? >> i think they're equally as powerful. they're now supported by a lot of gun manufacturers. they've certainly extended their arm-- this morning's front page story in the "new york times" tells about their efforts to provide training and weapons to youngsters 8-15 years old. as a matter of fact, i saw a very young youngster with an ar-15 in the newspaper this morning. that's the same type weapon that was usedly at sandy hook school. i know what happened to the bodies at sandy hook school, and to have these weapons just floating around our society and particularly with youngsters who are by nature unpredictable is a bit frightening. >> schieffer: let me ask you this. some people clearly see-- and i think they're sincere about it-- that they just feel this infringes on their rights and that this is the first step to taking their gun away from them. >> well, let me talk about rights for a minute. does a child have a right to be safe in school? does a law client when he goes into a law firm have a right
on a federal gun sale database has been strongly supported by the powerful national rifle association. the n.r.a. told us it is opposed to any registry of law-abiding gun owners, so workers here are left with an antiquated system to trace 350,000 guns a year requiring them to review by hand tons of paper records and 500 million entries on microfilm. critics say it's the law enforcement equivalent of the horse and buggy. >> i'm calling in regards to the trace on the glock that we had. >> reporter: investigators spend much of their time on the phone. >> we actually have to contact the chain-- all the dealers in the chain of distribution. >> reporter: more than a third of the traces involve a gun store that's gone out of business. those records are sent to the tracing center, which receives more than 1,000 boxes a month. many of the records are barely legible. >> so, for example, these are records that we received as a result of hurricane katrina. we had to dry these out in the parking lot. >> reporter: you dried these out in the parking lot. >> yes, sir, we did. >> reporter: despite the burdensome
it is outraged by the new new york law. the n.r.a. said the law will have no impact on safety. there is news tonight about another big battle, the one over the federal budget. a major credit rating agency fitch, turned up the heat on congress and the president today to reach a deal on raising the government's borrowing limit so it can pay its bills. if they don't, fitch threatened to downgrade america's a.a.a. credit rating. in syria tonight, no place is safe from the civil war. today, two explosions devastated the university in aleppo syria's largest city. more than 80 people were killed; most of them were students. this war started two years ago as a popular uprising against the syrian dictator. correspondent clarissa ward has been working inside syria and is just back across the border in turkey tonight. clarissa, you've been talking to your sources. what can you tell us about the university bombing? >> well, scott, this university is located in a relatively calm part of the city that is under government control. but so far, we don't really have a sense of who was responsible for this att
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